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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 224
Themes: mothers and daughters, ghosts, family secrets
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Sep/2010
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Asia has lived with elderly Ira and his wife Maddy on their farm for as long as she can remember. When Ira has a heart attack Asia's world is turned upside down. Faced with the possibility of losing the only family she has ever known, Asia is frightened but fascinated by the appearance of a ghost that only she can see and hear.

Canadian Book Review Annual - June 1, 2008
"Citra writes about what she knows with both veracity and assurance."
Canadian Literature - September 1, 2007
"Well paced and readable."
Teensreadtoo - January 1, 2007
"An outstanding book...takes[s] you on a windy roller-coaster ride...5 stars"
School Library Journal - November 1, 2006
"A real page-turner, with strong, likable main characters."
CM Magazine - September 1, 2006
"Highly Recommended."

Awards

CCBC Our Choice  | 2007 | Commended
Hackmatack Children's Choice Award nominee  | 2007 | Short-listed
OLA Best Bets  | 2007 | Commended
Red Cedar nominee  | 2008 | Short-listed
Silver Birch nominee  | 2007 | Short-listed